Bachelor of Commerce
Make a positive difference in the world. UWA Commerce graduates bring together people and organisations across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.
Speak the language of business as you learn to summarise, analyse and interpret financial information for shareholders, managers and other stakeholders.
Business Law is an ideal major for anyone planning a career in the business or government sectors. This major also lays the foundations for a successful postgraduate studies in law.
Gain an understanding of the way the world works , from the stock market to national economies and the world economy.
Finance is the lifeblood of the economy. In our Finance major, you'll learn how money and projects come together.
Human Resource Management
Learn how to recruit, train and manage an effective workforce.
Management is the backbone of any organisation, providing organisational, operational, staffing and resourcing expertise that can be applied anywhere, anytime.
Come behind the advertising jingles to investigate the real world of marketing. This major covers product and services marketing, branding, not-for-profit and social marketing, digital marketing, ethical consumer practices and all the latest innovations in the field.
Professional Economics provides you with a concentrated program of study in economics and is ideal for anyone planning a career as an economic analyst or forecaster.
The learning experience
The state-of-the-art Business School includes lecture theatres, case study rooms and break-out areas for group work and individual study. You'll also have access to the Common Learning Area and Business School cafe.
UWA Business School
Work with 30+ industry partners
Clubs and societies
We have a host of clubs and societies you can join to take part in activities you already enjoy or get involved in something new.
The UWA Business School offers access to Bloomberg terminals – software that allows students to use the Bloomberg Professional service whereby students can monitor and analyse real-time financial market data. The computer system is used by students in Accounting and Finance.
Anushka's day at UWA
Anushka takes us through a typical day at UWA for a business student at UWA. From breakfast to classes to recreational activities, UWA is the perfect place to study, work or play.
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Careers and further study
Associated professional pathway
Christie Lori – Business Development Manager, The Sunday Times and PerthNow
Working at The Sunday Times/PerthNow is very exciting. As a manager you are required to be accountable for your actions, lead by example, involve people in the process and be prepared and professional at all times.
Sasha Wowesny – Marketing and Management
In 2009, armed only with my UWA degree, a few hundred dollars and a ton of sheer determination, I headed to where the very best in their field come to turn their dreams and ideas into big business – London.
To be considered for this course you need to:
- achieve the University’s minimum entry score (ATAR of 80 or equivalent)
- demonstrate English language competence
- satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)
View our admission requirements for specific information, depending on your education history.
Direct Pathway informationIf you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Direct Pathways. A Direct Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.
Admission entry to UWA
We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Learn more about our admission entry pathways.
About the Bachelor of Commerce
Real-world experiences are at the heart of the Bachelor of Commerce. This degree develops your analytical, communication and problem-solving skills, providing you with a global perspective on business and preparing you to pursue a career within the business, government or not-for-profit sectors. Learn from leading academics, develop high-level industry networks and graduate with a degree that can take you anywhere in the world. UWA's internationally accredited Business School celebrates strong links with the business community, allowing you insight into leading industry practice. Whether you're hearing from an industry guest lecturer, attending a career event, receiving an industry-sponsored scholarship or attending an exclusive lunch with corporate executives, you can confidently apply your skills in real-world situations. And, with a multitude of Business School student societies, you can attend professional development, networking and social events, all while taking part in a student-managed investment fund, leading a social entrepreneurship project or launching your own start-up enterprise.
Why study Commerce
- February and July
- 3 years (BCom)
Admission entry pathways
UWA offers a number of admission entry pathways for domestic and internationals students to be able to study with us. If your results do not qualify you for standard entry into the University, check our Admission entry pathways for one that suits you.
Jack Guo – Accounting and Finance
Commerce has always been my passion, so I decided to major in Accounting and Finance at the UWA Business School.
- Mark Barnaba
Chairman of Macquarie Group in Western Australia
- Richard Goyder
outgoing Managing Director and CEO of Wesfarmers
- Benjamin Mallis
NBA Writer and Basketball Journalist
- Jasmin Ward
Co-Founder and COO at Cribbler
- Victoria Mallinckrodt
Operational excellence at the World Economic Forum
- Matt de Boer
AFL footballer, Starlight Children's Foundation (NSW) Board member, WESTSTAR Academy program manager and co-founder of Alerte Digital Sport (ADS)
UWA has a network of industry partnerships with over 30+ corporate business school supporters including BHP, EY, KPMG, Perth Energy, Wesfarmers, Woodside and more. You’ll be taught by academics who are experts in their fields and be treated throughout your degree to guest lecturers from some of our partners companies. Strong industry contacts will give you the added advantage of growing quality networks to draw on when you graduate.
Andrea Bradbury – Marketing and Economics double major
While at UWA I studied a Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Marketing and Economics with a Business Law Minor) and did a semester on exchange at Copenhagen Business School. I completed the Communications Council Graduate Program in 2013 and was hired as a Grad with Meerkats, the Brand Leadership Company in 2014 where I continued to work as Brand Coordinator until late 2016. Following this, I moved to West Australian Ballet as part of their Marketing Team, where I’ve been for the past year.
Our Business School’s the only one in WA accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This means a UWA business degree is recognised around the world, so you’ll really stand out to employers when you graduate.
The Accounting and Finance majors are recognised by Australian and international professional bodies as a critical step towards gaining professional accreditation.
Unique learning opportunities
Our Business School gives you access to the online learning platform at Harvard Business School to further enrich your study.
In some companies a graduate would be given simple tasks, slowly worn-in to the corporate world. My first professional experience was nothing like this. It was a steep learning curve and it was challenging and intense, but also incredibly rewarding.